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Marigold Building
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The Marigold Building, still decorated for its 100th birthday, September 2017
General Information
Completed 1915
Location 50 Myrtle Avenue

City Center, Adustelan CW002

Minecraft Builder KrisSlobman01
Record Height
Tallest building in Adustelan? 1915-1983
Technical Details
Height 361 ft
Floor Count 13
Building Purpose Office, Newspaper Printing
Primary Building Materials Sandstone
Other
Added to ARHP January 28, 2013

The Marigold Building is a 13-story building located in the City Center neighborhood of Adustelan, at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Agnes Street. It is the first skyscraper built in the city. It was the tallest building in Adustelan from its completion in 1915 until 1983, when 54 Ocean Avenue was completed. As of 2017, it is still the thirteenth-tallest building in the city, tied with the Huntington Building, with a height of 361 feet.

The Marigold Building serves as the headquarters to the Adustelan Marigold Newspaper, the national newspaper of Carraway Island. The paper received a $600,000 grant in 1909 to build a new printing location, and the building was completed in July 1915 after an additional $1 million was donated by an anonymous benefactor. The building was completely renovated twice in its history: in 1964 and 1993, though a pipe burst in 1992 on the seventh floor (a floor which was at that point vacant) led to a deterioration so severe that renovating was infeasible. As such, the seventh floor has been completely sealed off.

The Marigold Building is a staple of simplistic architecture within the city and is often viewed as a local icon. The iconic golden letters that straddle the twelfth floor of the building have helped in securing the building's identity and in establishing its notability. A picture of the Marigold Building appears on the Carraway Island license plates.

The building was designated as an Adustelan Historic Landmark by the Adustelan Register of Historic Places on January 28, 2013.

100th Anniversary (fictional)

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A typical floor of the Marigold Building, January 2016

The Marigold Building began its 100th anniversary celebrations on January 1, 2015. Festivities ended on January 1, 2016, though the "100 years" signs in the building's windows will remain intact.

In popular culture (fictional)

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The Marigold Building in Viva Rarity, 1935

The Marigold Building was the primary location of the 1935 Carrawayan film-noir movie Viva Rarity (the titular character was named after nearby Rarity Street), partly due to the building's real life purpose as the headquarters of a major newspaper. The building also served as a backdrop in scenes that didn't directly feature it.

The movie is widely held to be a masterpiece of Carrawayan cinema and is credited with the association of the building as a national cultural icon. Other films set in Adustelan often use the building as an establishing shot.

Development in Minecraft

The Marigold Building began construction in July 2011; it was the first building ever built in the City of Adustelan. At that point the entire city consisted of the building, Agnes Street and Myrtle Avenue, plus the Agnes Street-Marigold subway station and a raised piece of land that would eventually become the VoyageAlpha Condominium Tower. The building was mostly completed structurally by August 2011. The thirteenth floor office was added in late 2011.

The building suffered a huge TNT blast in late 2012 that, due to the lack of a working copy of MCEdit at the time, could not be fully fixed until January 2013.

The exterior of the building was updated in late September 2014, over three years after initially being built, with stained clay added around the windows, and the glass being converted to white and yellow stained glass, plus additional small refinements. The interiors of floors 2 through 11 were also redone in December 2015.

An elevator was added to the interior on January 5, 2017, after an earlier unsuccessful attempt to install one in December 2011.